July 25, 2017– In a letter submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor, NAFA, the National Association for Fixed Annuities, is urging the Department to extend the January 1, 2018 implementation date of the fiduciary duty rule (“the Rule”).  NAFA’s comment letter was filed in response to a July 6, 2017 Request for Information in which the Department sought input regarding the advisability of extending the January 1, 2018 applicability date of certain provisions of the Rule relating to the prohibited transactions exemptions, including the Best Interest Contract (“BIC”) Exemption and PTE 84-24.

View the comment letter here.